Introduction to Acids and Bases

Introduction to Acids and Bases

Author: carolyn fruin

Learning Targets:

  • I can describe the properties of acids, bases, and salts.
  • I can write formulas of common acids and bases and state whether they are weak or strong.
  • I can define acids & bases according to the Arrhenius definition.
  • I can define acids & bases according to the Brønsted-Lowry definition.
  • I can identify conjugate acid/base pairs.
  • I can identify an acid as monoprotic or polyprotic.
  • I can write a neutralization reaction.
See More
Try a College Course Free

Sophia’s self-paced online courses are a great way to save time and money as you earn credits eligible for transfer to over 2,000 colleges and universities.*

Begin Free Trial
No credit card required

28 Sophia partners guarantee credit transfer.

264 Institutions have accepted or given pre-approval for credit transfer.

* The American Council on Education's College Credit Recommendation Service (ACE Credit®) has evaluated and recommended college credit for 22 of Sophia’s online courses. More than 2,000 colleges and universities consider ACE CREDIT recommendations in determining the applicability to their course and degree programs.


Basic Acid and Base Information

This should be a quick review about acids and bases and some of their properties.

Chapter 15 Summary Power Point

This covers all the information in the reading - print the notes, read the text and add your additional comments as you go.

Chapter 15 Textbook Outline Notes

Summary of chapter 15.

Full Screen

Identifying Conjugate Acid - Base Pairs

Some simple examples of how to identify conjugate acid-base pairs according the Bronstedt-Lowry acid-base definition.

Definition of Acids

This is an exercise comparing Arrhenius and Bronsted-Lowry definitions of acids and bases including the answer key.

Full Screen

Source: chemmybear.com

Acid Base Introduction

This video covers the three different definitions of acids and bases. As stated in the video, if you know Arrhenius, you know an acid/base.

Source: KhanAcademy

The Chemical Nature of Acids and Bases

These pages are another text to perhaps review after you feel you have a pretty good grasp the basic aspects of acids and bases.

Full Screen

Source: Lab-aids.com

CHECKPOINT - Acid Base Introduction

Complete this checkpoint document after reading the text, reviewing the power point and watching the videos. Answers are posted in the classroom. Your goal is 100% - remember, don't just change your wrong answer to right - figure out your mistakes and LEARN from them.

Full Screen